There is a lot of talk these days about “The end of the world”, and in my opinion it’s not the end of the world but the end of the age we are witnessing right now – also known as the Kali Yuga – a time of chaos, destruction and rebirth.
The Dream of a King
There was a Babylonian king who had a dream thousands of years ago. He saw a giant statue of a man standing on a great plain of the desert.
The head and neck was made of gold, it’s arms and torso made of silver, it’s hips and loins made of bronze, the legs made of iron and it’s feet made of a mixture iron and clay.
As the king was watching this statue in his dream, a giant stone was shaped from a mountain and thrown by an unseen hand and it rolled across the great desert until it smashed into the statue and obliterated it.
Then the stone that smashed the statue became a new mountain and it’s kingdom was established forever. We are now in that moment when the stone is rolling across the desert toward the statue.
Devolution And The Ages In Decline
Long ago there existed a golden age of man, which gave way to the silver age. Later on both of those ages were swept away and the bronze age began.
When Rome arose we entered the iron age of man and since the “Renaissance” we’ve been in the iron and clay mixture that made the feet of the great statue.
Where-as most contemporary history treats our moment in time as the pinnacle of man’s ascent on the mountain of civilization, I see it in reverse. We are the feet of clay and iron, not the head of gold. But this won’t last – the next great age is just around the corner – but more on that later.
A Time Of Collapse
The ideas, sounds, emotions, and words in this collage represent a world in collapse, where violence seems to surround us on a daily basis and no one knows who is on who’s side anymore.
Is our Government for us or against us? Is our Government, CIA, FBI, NSA, TSA, DHS, and all those other lettered agencies for us or working against us? Who are these crazed mass-killers? Have they been hypnotized and turned into human sock puppets for some psychopath pulling the strings in the background?
And all these weapons – it’s like there’s been a giant Government giveaway of guns… hold it, that part is true.
These thoughts and more blend in this sound collage which contain Explicit Content – both language and violence – so be warned…
Close Your Eyes And Listen To This Sound Collage
Complete sound collage length: 20:12
1. A Free Weapons Giveaway Program 02:30
2. I Will Be King And I Couldn’t Control Myself 02:14
3. Nuclear Infowars Hypnosis – It’s In The Code 03:42
4. We’re All More Suggestible In Groups 03:35
5. A Fast And Furious Commercial Break 00:52
6. The Hot Seat Pinched My Ass 01:55
7. Fatman and Little Boy, We Can Be Heroes Just for One Day 02:14
8. The End Of The World Is The End Of The World 03:06
This sound collage really began a couple of months ago when the John Lennon song I Don’t Want To Be A Solider, Mama got stuck in my head.
I kept thinking “If someone starts a revolution, I’m going be a solider whether I want to or not – and I don’t want to be a solider, mama…”
That song, along with David Bowie’s Heroes, became the music that comes and goes in the back ground along with several drum loops mixed together…
I also took material from the movie Slacker which includes the Ranting “Weapons Give-away Program” Guy (played by Kendal Smith of Cameron, Texas – his rant starts about the 1:35 point):
In the process of creating this piece I found a video of The Amazing Kreskin – a mentalist, who ended up becoming a major star of this sound collage. Here’s the video of The Amazing Kreskin I used – Enjoy!
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Note: My heart goes out to the Sikh community in Wisconsin – this kind of ongoing American tragedy is one of the subjects in the sound collage I’m just about ready to release today – which I just finished mixing last night. It makes me so sad…
Documenting the deteriorating connection between truth and reality in these times…
About This Sound Collage Collection
UFOverdriver began creating sound collages in early 2010, and throughout that year released two different digital albums and a number of digital EPs and several collaborative projects.
Since April of 2011, UFOverdriver has limited it’s releases to a small number of digital EPs and single track recordings (you can find all those on the UFOverdriver BandCamp Site), capturing the various impulses from the collective consciousness, and my own impressions on this moment we’re living through – yesterday, today and tomorrow…
Grand Deception Star is a collection of selected sound collages from April 2011 through May of 2012, and though previously released on their own, make a complete vision when grouped together.
Grand Deception Star
Some people would say, without a doubt, our country (U.S.A.) has accelerated it’s long move towards manifesting the dsytopian dream of some very secretive individuals and groups.
Through the use of the mainstream media, political manipulations, financial control of the banks and monetary policies, the military industrial complex, the private prison industry and an innumerable amount of deception and lying, these people have created a world of illusion and misinformation that fools many people into believing what they’re told is the true reality.
But it’s not reality – it’s just a grand deception star that’s so bright and luminous, so all encompassing, it obscures the truth and illuminates the lies as reality.
“Exposure to true information does not matter anymore…” (taken from a video of an “ex-KGB agent”…)
This sound collage captures a small piece of this dystopian change, chaos and confusion.
Listen To Grand Deception Star
Transcendence Happening Here – The Earthquake and Tsunami Dream April 28, 2011 – 06:57
This Land Is Your Dream – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.1 November 20, 2011– 02:32
Life Is But A Dream – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.2 November 20, 2011 – 02:52
The Old World Order Defense Screen – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.3 November 20, 2011 – 01:18
The Highway Is A Riot Tonight- We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.4 November 20, 2011 – 02:36
Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry? The Seven Curses Mix February 20, 2012 – 09:57
Make Today The Day May 28, 2012 – 03:24
Track By Track
Track 1 – Transcendence Happening Here – The Earthquake and Tsunami Dream
Released on April 28, 2011 Length: 06:57
This sound collage is built around samples from the Buffalo Springfield classic – “For What It’s Worth”.
The piece takes the form of a dream of an earthquake followed by a tsunami and uses sound clips from audio recordings of the sound of the March 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan.
Track 2 – This Land Is Your Dream – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.1
Released on November 20, 2011 Length: 02:32
UFOvedriver echos the voices of the 99% in a track that includes “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, the “Put A Bird On It” skit by Portlandia, sound clips from the movie “Ship of Fools” and more…
This track and the next three are from a sound collage EP called “We Can Turn It Upside Down” and the complete group was inspired by the actions of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Track 3 -Life Is But A Dream – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.2
Released on November 20, 2011 Length: 02:52
This track includes samples from “Exquisite Corpse” by Bauhaus, “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen, “Mysticism” by Evelyn Underhill, quotes from Alan Watts and other audio material…
Track 4 -The Old World Order Defense Screen – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.3
Released on November 20, 2011 Length: 01:18
This track includes a man raving at a shopping mall, lots of typewriter sounds and Alan Watts pontificating…
Track 5 – The Highway Is A Riot Tonight – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.4
Released on November 20, 2011 Length: 02:36
This track includes audio from the fall of 2011 police crackdowns on Occupy Davis and Occupy Oakland, samples from “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen, quotes from Alan Watts and other audio material…
Track 6 – Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry? The Seven Curses Mix
Released on February 20, 2012 Length: 09:57
The title of this track comes from a quote in the epic dystopian movie Brazil by Terry Gilliam and uses various sound clips from that film.
When Obama signed the NDAA on New Year’s Eve, 2011 and opened the door to indefinite military detention from American citizens, we slipped further into the gravity of the Grand Deception Star…
After laying down “seven curses on a judge so cruel”, this track goes into the collective unconscious, wondering – Dreams, Choices, Decision, Stories… how does the world come into existence?
There is a long monologue during this sound collage – it comes from the opening scene of the classic stream-of-consciousness movie Slacker by Richard Linklater while riding in a cab from the bus station to the next scene in the movie.
Track 7 – Make Today The Day
Released on May 28, 2012 Length: 03:24
This track brings us into the heart of the Grand Deception Star -
“Politics is weird… and creepy, and now I know it lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality…” – Shep Smith
Using sound clips, atmospheric loops, video footage shot in Joshua Tree, along with the usual UFOverdriver blend of dreams, the sub-conscious, and the everyday, this sound collage visualscape from UFOverdriver takes a ride through the desert in that strange zone between the blue pill and the red pill, the real and the super-real.
“Exposure to true information does not matter anymore…”
“We talked through the air in those days… thousands and thousands of miles…”
Watch the video for Make Today The Day
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Don’t want to invest in a CD and have that exciting time of waiting for a new CD to arrive in the mail? Don’t worry, you can download this complete album for free – that’s right – FREE! (Until further notice, of course)
Either visit our BandCamp site and download it in a number of different high-quality audio formats (limited quantities available), or click the link below, and download all seven tracks of high-quality MP3s, complete with album art in a zip file (91 MB) – ready to drop in your iTunes (or whatever MP3 music player you use) and enjoy – instant gratification.
A sound collage video called The Esperanto Group – X Minus One Mix
My thoughts while creating this sound collage involved the idea of leaving planet earth on an endless journey and all the new ways of living a person would have to adjust to… it would be like learning a new language for me.